Users Awaiting Email Activation
are newly registered members who have not yet activated their membership by responding to the Activation Email. Users Awaiting Email Activation may search and read the Forum. However, they cannot post reports, view or upload photographs, or use the private message system. Users Awaiting Email Activation are automatically promoted to Regular Member upon activating their membership by responding to the Activation Email.
may post reports, view and upload photographs, and use the private message system. However, Regular Member's reports are held briefly until they are reviewed by a Forum Moderator.
are former Regular Members who have been members for at least 6 months and have made 25 or more contributions to The Forum. Senior Member's reports are held briefly until they are reviewed by a Forum Moderator.
are Senior Members who's writing style somewhat follows the Forum's Posting Guidelines. Reports by Unmoderated Members are not held for moderation.
The purpose of this entire hierarchy is to exercise some controls over new members with the specific intent of stopping serial spammers and reducing garbage posts.